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Rendering pages for the mobile

Jun 16, 2009 in CSS, Styles, Themes, Smartphones, WordPress

Mobile devices do it differently.

Just like different browsers do – and more. And there are more of them, every day.

So I’m trying to take this better into account here from now on. Actually this is my second attempt, I tried it already back in 2006, but I dropped it then due to my laziness and lack of skills.

This time I found a promising aid for a non-skilled person like myself, a plugin called WordPress Mobile Edition.

If you browse this site with a mobile device, it looks different. I don’t have different devices myself and I’ve seen these pages on devices that run browsers that are not recognized as mobile ones, but still, at least some mobile devices see this site in a different way from now on.

Quote from the plugin download page:

“WordPress Mobile Edition is a plugin that shows an interface designed for a mobile device when visitors come to your site on a mobile device.

Mobile browsers are automatically detected, the list of mobile browsers can be customized on the settings page.”

This plugin is being used here. If you came here with a mobile phone, you should already see these pages in a more convenient way than before.

I also came by an online emulator page that shows the pages like they show on a mobile phone:

dot.mobi

Hoping to be able to render better for the mobiles…

Use the E90 as a hotspot

Oct 26, 2008 in Howto, Smartphones

Use your Smartphone as a hotspot for your computer

Disclaimer: This article makes an exception in my policy: It’s about proprietary commercial software.

So if you are a real FOSS person you should stop reading right here.

OTOH it’s about software for Nokia and other Symbian stuff, so if you are using those, you may just as well go ahead. And still: This one also comes from Finland, the same place as Linux and Nokia so it should be pretty much OK… (more…)